Clare Winnan uses sculpture, drawing, installation, and photography, to create seductive but disturbing works that draw on the tensions between often delicate objects and their more sinister underlying messages. By using unlikely media to realise her ideas, Clare creates a world of contradiction where innocence is paired with violence; where death comes to life; and where the vibrancy of life is caged or bottled for antiquity. A preoccupation with childhood and family memories often finds its way into the work, filtered through the passage of time and the experiences of life. These themes are explored through photography, performance, and found objects which come ready-made with nostalgia and meaning. Born in Kent, Clare moved to Bath in 2004 to study a degree in Fine Art at Bath Spa University. She moved after graduating university to Cornwall and then Brighton but was drawn back to the South West where she now lives and works.
CV & Education
44AD Art Gallery and Studios, Bath. (Associate artist)
Qualifications and training
2008 - PGCE Art and Design, Brighton University, Brighton
2007 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Bath Spa University, Bath
2007 - 'Death Is The Most Exciting Part Of Living', Somerset Place, Bath
2006 - 'Ode to Eva', Dis-used shop, Cleveland Terrace, Bath
2015 - Papergirl Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
2015 - Hide and Seek, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath.
2015 - Pretty In Pink, Bath Artist Studios, Bath.
2015 - Group touring show, Trowbridge Arts Centre, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
2014 - Box Wonders, No Format Gallery, Greenwich, London.
2014 - Deck the walls, 44AD Gallery, Bath.
2014 - Pound Art Open, Pound Art Centre, Corsham, Wiltshire.
2014 - 'Nostalgia Project', Bristol Biennial, Edwardian Cloakrooms, Bristol
2014 - 'Eighth wonder', 44ad Gallery, Bath
2014 - 'Out of the box', Fringe Arts Bath, Stall Street, Bath
2014 - Textile! , ArtStation, Huddersfield
2013 - Deck The Walls, 44AD, Bath
2013 - The Pound Arts Open, The Pound, Corsham, Wiltshire
2013 - Larkhall Open Studios Exhibition, New Oriel Hall, Larkhall, Bath, Bath
2013 - Uncovered, Fringe Arts Bath (Stall Street), Bath
2012 - Larkhall Open Studios, New Oriel Hall, Larkhall, Bath
2012 - Papergirl Bristol, The Looking Glass Art Space, Bristol
2012 - Recycle A Book, Bath Central Library, Bath
2011 - Fringe Arts Bath, The Officers Club, Stall Street, Bath
2010 - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, Bath Fringe Festival, Milsom Place, Bath
2009 - Canterbury Festival Art Fair, University College for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
2008 - Canterbury Art Fair, The University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
2007 - Canterbury Festival Art Fair, University College for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
2007 - Bath Spa Degree Show, Bath Spa University
2007 - 'Vitamin Bath' Group Exhibition, Trewman Brewery, London
2005 - Bath Fringe Festival, Various locations, Bath
2008 - Art workshops, Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth
2008 - Art workshops, Tate Gallery St Ives, St Ives
2011- Present. Private tutoring/mentoring of GCSE/A-Level/BTEC Art students, South West area, South West
2009 - Present. Head of Art Department, Secondary School, Bristol